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Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Tropical Storm Priscilla's short life
Tropical Storm Priscilla lived just 3 days in the eastern Pacific Ocean making for one of the shortest-lived tropical storms of the season.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Tropical Storm Octave makes landfall in western Mexico
Tropical Depression 15-E formed on Oct. 12 at 11 p.m. EDT and strengthened into Tropical Storm Octave.

Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Changes in ocean circulation focus of $16 million project
Oceanographers from Duke University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Miami have received $16 million in grants from the National Science Foundation for the deployment of a new observing system in the subpolar region of the North Atlantic. The observing system will measure the ocean's overturning circulation, a key component of the global climate system.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tim Lucas
Duke University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Environmental Defense Fund launches toolkit to help fishermen and managers
Environmental Defense Fund today launched the world's most comprehensive toolkit for designing and implementing management systems that can restore the resiliency, sustainability and profitability of fisheries around the world. "Global overfishing is a 21st century problem that people have been trying to fix with 20th century solutions," said Kate Bonzon, Director of EDF's Catch Share Design Center.

Contact: Rahel Marsie-Hazen
Environmental Defense Fund

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal
Next-generation gene sequencing can identify invasive carp species in Chicago area waterways
A project to map the microbes present in the digestive systems of fish species holds promise for monitoring the presence of Asian carp in Chicago area waterways and ultimately preventing their spread, according to a study published in Nature's ISME Journal. The work, funded through the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, is being conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the US Geological Survey.
US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Contact: Wen-Tso Liu
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
6th Annual ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
ASME selects Maurizio Porfiri as Outstanding Young Investigator
Maurizio Porfiri, an associate professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, has been named the ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Division 2013 Outstanding Young Investigator Award for his contributions to biomimetic underwater robotics and collective dynamics of networked dynamical systems. Porfiri's most widely known research centers on robotic fish to aid the understanding of animal collective behavior. Porfiri has also made contributions to network theory, dynamical systems, and multiphysics modeling of complex systems.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Frog-killing fungus paralyzes amphibian immune response
A fungus that is killing frogs and other amphibians around the world releases a toxic factor that disables the amphibian immune response, Vanderbilt University investigators report this week in the journal Science.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Leigh MacMillan
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Global Change Biology
Study puts freshwater biodiversity on the map for planners and policymakers
When it comes to economic growth and environmental impacts, it can seem like Newton's third law of motion is the rule -- for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction -- and that in most cases, the economy prospers and the environment suffers.

Contact: Sebastián Martinuzzi
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Dissertations and Features
Stanford drones open way to new world of coral research
Camera-equipped flying robots promise new insights into climate change effects on important ecosystems.

Contact: Rob Jordan
Stanford University

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
UNH researchers receive $700,000 to study beneficial bacteria in bioluminescent squid
Microbiologists at the University of New Hampshire have received a $716,000 to study the evolution of beneficial microbes by examining the relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and a bacterium that helps it avoid predators by emitting light. Cheryl Whistler and Vaughn Cooper, both associate professors of microbiology and genetics, are the investigators on the three-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth Potier
University of New Hampshire

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
A bad break for fake pearls
For the first time, a group of researchers has succeeded in isolating DNA from pearls and used their genetic material to identify the specific species of oyster that produced the pearl. In a parallel project, researchers used radiocarbon dating to analyze the age of pearls, opening up new avenues for determining the origin and age of pearl jewellery.

Contact: Bruce McDonald
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Killer whales may have menopause so grandma can look after the kids
Killer whales are just one of three species that live long after they've stopped reproducing. But scientists still don't know why they evolved this menopausal trait. NERC has agreed to fund a project worth nearly 500k to find out why killer whales stop reproducing a third of the way through their lives. The researchers suspect that the menopause is related to the animals' social structure, where sons remain near their mothers for their entire lives.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Harriet Jarlett
Natural Environment Research Council

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Journal of Experimental Biology
For celebrated frog hops, scientists look to Calaveras pros
The Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee has entered the scientific record via a new paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Experienced bullfrog "jockeys" at the event routinely get their frogs to jump much farther than researchers had ever measured in the lab. How? Decades of refined technique, uncommonly motivated humans and herps, and good old-fashioned large sample size.
National Science Foundation, Brown University

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
2013 Ocean Health Index shows food provision remains an area of great concern
In the 2013 Ocean Health Index an annual assessment of ocean health lead by Ben Halpern, a research associate at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management scientists point to food provision as the factor that continues to require serious attention.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Illinois river otters exposed to chemicals banned decades ago
Researchers report that river otters in Central Illinois are being exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls and pesticides that were banned in the US in the 1970s and '80s. Their analysis appears in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, Illinois Natural History Survey

Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Biophysical Journal
How tiny organisms make a big impact on clean water
Nearly every body of water contains microscopic organisms that live attached to rocks, plants, and animals. These sessile suspension feeders are critical to aquatic ecosystems and play an important role in cleaning up environmental contaminants by consuming bacteria. A study reveals that by changing the angle of their bodies relative to the surfaces, these feeders overcome the physical constraints presented by underwater surfaces, maximize their access to fresh, nutrient-rich water, and filter the surrounding water.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
Cell Press

Public Release: 14-Oct-2013
Developmental Cell
Sex over survival: Reproductive trait in fish impedes tissue regeneration
New research on the reproductive habits of zebrafish offers an explanation as to why some animals' bodies repair tissues. The research team previously noticed that male zebrafish regenerate their pectoral fins poorly, as compared to females. Their latest findings reveal the basis for this sex-specific regenerative deficiency: structures that are used to improve reproductive success. The scenario represents an example of the tradeoffs between reproduction and survival.

Contact: Mary Beth O'Leary
Cell Press

Public Release: 11-Oct-2013
Predators vs. alien: European shrimps win predatory battles with an American invader
British and Canadian ecologists have discovered that native European shrimps resist the invasion of lakes and rivers by an American shrimp, by killing and eating the colonists. The study was published in the open access journal NeoBiota.

Contact: Jaimie Dick
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
Global Change Biology
How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics
Research conducted through Princeton University found that erratic rainfall -- which could become more irregular as a result of climate change -- could be detrimental to animals that migrate with the dry-wet seasonal cycle. The researchers studied the annual mating migration of the land-dwelling Christmas Island red crab in order to help scientists understand the consequences of climate change for the millions of migratory animals in Earth's tropical zones.
National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Geographic/Waitt Institute for Discovery, NASA, University of Washington

Contact: Morgan Kelly
Princeton University

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
Wetland restoration in the northern Everglades: Watershed potential and nutrient legacies
To most people, restoration of Florida's Everglades means recovering and protecting the wetlands of south Florida. What many don't realize is how intimately the fortunes of the southern Everglades are tied to central Florida's Lake Okeechobee and lands even further north. Restoration of this northern Everglades ecosystem will be discussed at the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings on Nov. 3-6 in Tampa, FL.

Contact: Susan Fisk
American Society of Agronomy

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
Crowdsourcing seahorses: New smartphone app offers hope for seahorse science and conservation
Marine conservationists from the University of British Columbia, Zoological Society of London, and John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago today launched a smartphone app that could lead to new discoveries about some of the ocean's most mysterious and threatened animals -- seahorses -- and pave the way for similar efforts with other difficult-to-study species.

Contact: Brian Lin
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
Science Minister announces projects to monitor ocean currents
Science Minister David Willetts announces two major NERC-funded projects to monitor ocean currents.
Natural Environment Research Council, National Science Foundation, NOAA

Contact: Tamera Jones
Natural Environment Research Council

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Water and lava, but -- curiously -- no explosion
A new study finds that hollow, land-based lava pillars in Iceland likely formed in a surprising reaction where lava met water without any explosion occurring. Formations like these are common in the ocean, where high pressure prevents explosion, but the scientists believe this is the first time such structures have been described on land.
Geological Society of America

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
EARTH Magazine: New subduction zone may close Atlantic Ocean
Geoscientists have hypothesized the existence of an subduction zone along the Portuguese coast. Now, based on new analyses of a series of faults and regional tensions a study supports that hypothesis.

Contact: Megan Sever
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
UW, local company building innovative deep-sea manned submarine
The UW is working with Boeing and a local company to build a carbon-fiber submersible that can carry five passengers almost 2 miles deep.
OceanGate Inc.

Contact: Hannah Hickey
University of Washington

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